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How to Apply

Please go to to apply. Candidates will be asked to upload a letter of application, CV, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, diversity statement, evidence of teaching excellence, and names and email addresses of potential reviewers. 

The personal statement and diversity commitment should include your demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through scholarship/research, and/or teaching/mentoring, and/or service/engagement. There may be some overlap with your research proposal and teaching statements (1-3 pages).

Applications must be received by September 1, 2021 to be assured of consideration.

Job Summary

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan invites applications for an endowed tenured professorship in modern Chinese literature to begin in Fall 2022. We seek a full professor (exceptional associate professors will be considered) who specializes in Chinese literature from the late Qing through contemporary eras.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.


The successful candidate is expected to teach a range of courses in modern Chinese literature and culture, from introductory undergraduate lecture courses through graduate seminars; to supervise doctoral dissertations; and to participate actively in the programs of the department as well as in area studies initiatives within a larger university community that encourages interdisciplinary efforts.

Required Qualifications*

A PhD is required prior to beginning this university year appointment.

Additional Information

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. All applications will be acknowledged.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Contact Information

Questions about the application or materials may be directed to Patrice Whitney (

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.